Raptor vs. Raptor

July 15, 2017

The worlds most intelligent killers and they hunted in packs!


Velociraptor, Utahraptor, Dakotaraptor, Austroraptor, Achillobator, Deinonychus, Microraptor, Dromaeosaurus, Troodon and more are part of a elite group of super killers that we have all grown to love and fear at the same time....and for good reason. They ruled the forests from the late Jurassic till the end of the dinosaurs reign 66 million years ago. We are all familiar with animals like Velociraptor because of the Jurassic Park movies. But there are a couple new discoveries that rival the movie killers in every category. It's well known now that the movies raptors are actually Utahraptors but Steven Spielberg didn't think that sounded scary enough and used the chicken sized dinosaur name "Velociraptor".


New evidence has come to light of two new dromaeosaurids (a family of feathered theropoddinosaurs meaning 'running lizards' which informally are called raptors). One is Dakotaraptor and the other is Austroraptor. Both of these killers were over 7 feet tall when standing erect and packed the same brute killer force and their smaller cousins. But there are some major differences between the two animals.